Archive for October, 2017

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Many Factors Contribute to Lower Life Expectancy in W.Va.

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va.  — A local health official believes many factors contribute to southwestern West Virginia’s “very low” life expectancy. Dire results for that region of the Mountain State are cited in a new report issued in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is based on findings from […]

History Alive! Sacagawea at Cacapon Resort State Park May 26
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History Alive! Sacagawea at Cacapon Resort State Park May 26

Release from the W.Va. State Parks: BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Sacagawea, the young Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their arduous journey west in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be the subject of a historical program at Cacapon Resort State Park on Friday, May 26. The program […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Increasing culture of “college-going” crucial for Mountain State

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  The “college-going rate” is one of the key measures of educational improvement for West Virginia, and there is good news. After dipping for a couple of years, the percentage of Mountain State high school graduates who enrolled in community colleges and four-year colleges increased last year. The statewide percentage is […]

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By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Nonprofit provides experience, job opportunities for W.Va. women

By Caity Coyne The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In July 2015, the staff of West Virginia Women Work, a nonprofit that trains women for the construction industry, was almost certain they’d have to close their doors at the end of the year due to lack of funding. Wednesday afternoon, however, three 2016 graduates of […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Huntington City Council considers increasing municipal court costs

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — An ordinance that would increase municipal court fees in the city will be heard by the Huntington City Council at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22. The proposed ordinance on first reading would increase court fees from $35 to $65. This excludes court costs related to individuals who contest parking […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers support ruling on sex workers

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Where West Virginia laws may be ambiguous regarding commercial sexual activities, West Virginia lawmakers say the circumstances leading people into those activities are just as ambiguous. Local representatives in the West Virginia House of Delegates said last week they were prepared to reconsider state laws […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Tax reform is necessary; timing is everything

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily-Mail editorial page: To his credit, Senate President Mitch Carmichael has focused like a laser beam on the idea of reducing the state income tax. Good for him. It will be even better for West Virginia if he can make it happen. The love Carmichael, R-Jackson, and many of his fellow Republicans have […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, May 22

The regional bureau of  The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, May 22, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WITH HOPES FOR PEACE UNCERTAIN, TRUMP LANDS IN ISRAEL The Republican makes his first visit to the flashpoint region with few concrete ideas […]

West Virginia House of Delegates advancing its own revenue bill
By May 19, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia House of Delegates advancing its own revenue bill

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates dealt another blow to Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue and budget plans on Thursday, May 18 by advancing their own tax and revenue bill and ignoring a revenue bill passed this week by the state Senate. Justice and Republican […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →

New WV House revenue bill would call for budget cuts

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the latest chapter of the legislative budget impasse, the West Virginia House Finance Committee on Thursday advanced a new revenue plan that does not increase the state sales tax, does not lower income tax rates — and does not raise enough money to close the 2017-18 […]